The end of 2019 is fast approaching.  As we prepare for the New Year, we also pause and reflect over the joys, challenges and blessings of 2019.  We give thanks for reaching our 20th year of serving as Jacksonville’s premiere bakery.  Thank you to each of you for allowing us to make your life events and big moments delicious!  Without you, we couldn’t make a difference in our community.

In 20 years of operating as a military spouse and veteran-owned family bakery, we’re grateful for one of the busiest wedding seasons ever!  Thank you.

In February 2019, we made our first appearance at the Carolina Chocolate Festival and had a blast.  We can’t wait for the festival next year on Feb. 1-2, 2020.

In the spring, military orders and illness brought us to a tough season of staff changes and physical recovery.  Through this season, God provided for us and we are happily back to a full staff and the bakery is humming as we create new masterpieces every day.

In the summer, we were honored to create another Icing Smiles custom celebration cake for a family impacted by the critical illness of a child.  Those smiles are priceless, and we’re so blessed to help create them.  We also hosted a culinary intern during the summer months from Pennsylvania.  Currently, we have a Dixon High School senior taking culinary classes at our bakery.

Thanks to your support, we’ve also been blessed to support local causes like project graduation, the JHS musical, cake walks, DSS Foster Care, USO, Onslow Women’s Center, Soup Kitchen and Homeless Shelter, Rotary, Polio Plus and more.

In September, we attended the International Baking Industry Expo in Las Vegas, where we learned new techniques and bought new bakery “toys” to keep making life delicious one bite at a time!

As we’re now in the Holiday season, we’re excited to see our Sara’s Pepparkakor division growing. This year we’ll set up at 7 different Christmas markets around NC from Wilmington to Raleigh, and all the way out to Beaufort!

We’ll be busy making holiday pies, Christmas treats and more as we give thanks for our blessings at the end of 2019.  We’re looking forward to a new website reveal the New Year (thanks, 17blue!).  And we’ll be counting the blessings of a new season as we ring in 2020 with our friends and family in Jacksonville and Onslow County.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from
Gunilla & Randy Kroshus
and the ADC Bakery Team